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Best place to buy Mosin- Nagants in the Oklahoma City- Moore Area?

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by KenDaMastuh, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. dlbleak

    dlbleak Moderator Staff Member

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    the hex is generally perceived to be stronger. but don't know if its ever held any truth. they do look a little cooler though!
     
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    I picked up the last Hex Receiver Mosin from the South SSP this afternoon. Needless to say I was floored by the condition, the rifle is absolutely beautiful and now has top billing on the wall. Amazing, cheapest gun I've ever bought and quite possibly taking a place as favorite. Yeah I'm a little stoked.

    Jeff
     
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    congrats. Post some pics.
     
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    what date did you get and are there any extra dates/marks? heres a good starting point
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...sg=AFQjCNGSRmOpW2yOBxkZWvuRxWuWkBruiw&cad=rja

    congrats on a fine rifle,enjoy!
     
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    Well here she is, top billing as I said. She resides with my other favorites.

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  6. KenDaMastuh

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    Forgot to post pics of my own, was away for a while. Yes, I finally managed to pick mine up on Thursday. 1925 Tula Mosin- Nagant. Great rifle, shot quite accurately with old milsurp at the range today.
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    What did you use to clean all of the grease off? Did you do a complete tear down to clean it?
     
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    Actually, I didn't remove all the cosmoline and grease. I just cleaned the surface stuff and called it good. Yeah, I'm pretty lazy, aren't I? :P
    From what I know, it doesn't have any effect on shootability. Just get the cosmoline off on the outside (so your hands aren't absolutely greasy after you shoot) and let shooting take care of its job (the guns do heat up rather quickly).
    If you want, you can completely tear it down and bake the metal components or give them a bath in mineral spirits and then oil it back up again. The stock should be taken care of after a few days in the sun with the weather as hot as it is.
    Be aware that mineral spirits do ruin the varnish on the stock, but re- varnishing it shouldn't be a difficult job.
    P.S. In your photo, the bayonet is on wrong. After fully pushing the bayonet on the barrel (was a pain in the a** for me to get it on), you should be able to twist it to the left (again, it requires a bit of force) and it clicks on.
    EDIT: Brain fart. Put minerals "salts" instead of "spirirts"
     
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    You want to thoroughly clean off cosmoline in the chamber and in the bore. Cosmoline left in the chamber becomes hard and sticky when heated and cooled from shooting. Eventually it gets baked on and is one of few culprits of a sticky bolt. Sticky bolts are not fun and can range from minor to sever. In severe cases, when the chamber gets hot from firing rounds, your bolt can get stuck closed and you literally need to pound it open with a mallet or a big stick to get it open. It's generally a good idea to remove all cosmoline on the exterior in a detailed strip if you don't want it to start crudding and crusting up when it starts to get old and dry up.

    When you say mineral salts, do you mean mineral spirits? Never heard mineral salts being used, but I do use mineral spirits to clean cosmoline off my guns, heh.
     
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    So is SSP out of the hex?
     

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